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    Default Old Photo: Sarver Cabin Homestead

    Here is a link to an old photo of the Sarver Cabin Homestead on Sinking Creek Mountain in Virginia:

    http://spec.lib.vt.edu/imagebase/palmer/full/ep232.jpeg

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    That sure is an old photo.

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    When I went through in '93 the small building in front was still standing, but was filled with beer cans and whisky bottles. The larger building had collapsed and the roof was laying on the ground. I camped to one side. The site had a wonderful cold spring.

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    Isn't Sinking Creek Mtn. the one that has regular piles of stone in a line? Does anyone know what they were built for?
    If not NOW, then WHEN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marta View Post
    Isn't Sinking Creek Mtn. the one that has regular piles of stone in a line? Does anyone know what they were built for?
    I asked that same question a couple years ago. Someone had the answer but now I forget what it was! It will be interesting to find out again. I hate getting old!
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    Thanks Captain Blue,

    I absolutely love historic old photos like this. Adds a great deal to my enjoyment of the outdoors, imagining the varied roles a particular area has played over time.

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    Default Saver Cabin

    In 2001 I camped on the ridge above the cabin site. Had to see so I walked down to get water from the spring. Wasn't much left of the pictured buildings then.
    The new shelter was being built at the time I stopped.
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    Default sarver place

    to answer the question about the piles of stone...they are the remains of stone fences....I live in the area and there are miles of these type of fences in the area

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    cool photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecaptain View Post
    to answer the question about the piles of stone...they are the remains of stone fences....I live in the area and there are miles of these type of fences in the area
    They were so big I thought they had to be something more exotic than that. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marta View Post
    Isn't Sinking Creek Mtn. the one that has regular piles of stone in a line? Does anyone know what they were built for?
    Heh heh a question anyone from New England would know the awnser to without asking

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    stonewalls everywhere in new england.. used mainly for property boundries and old house foundatins also i have seen alot of rock dams...peace

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    Any idea when that was taken?

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    i thought they were ovens of some sort
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankerhoosen View Post
    Heh heh a question anyone from New England would know the awnser to without asking
    Actually, I grew up in Massachusetts. The stone things on Sinking Creek Mtn. didn't look like anything I'd ever seen before.
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    Also, as farmers tilled their fields, they would toss the stones out, and make a stone wall, even on their own land, just separating different fields.
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    I don't know when the photo was taken. Here is the link to the online information about the photo:

    http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/view_record.php?URN=ep232

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    here is another one w/ that group, http://spec.lib.vt.edu/imagebase/palmer/full/ep231.jpeg
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    I like old photos too, there must be many interesting stories about this old place over the years. I wonder why there are two fireplaces, so close together. Maybe one for cooking and one for heating? Seems unusual to me.
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    three fire places, i've took pics down there last year, there were two chimney's on one side still standing and the hearth remains of the third which was opposite of the other two, i'm pretty sure its the same structure, http://homepage.mac.com/thickredhair...otoAlbum6.html
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